Ben is member attorney at Lederer Weston Craig PLC in the firm’s West Des Moines, Iowa, office. Ben has been an attorney with the firm since 2008 after graduating from the Creighton University School of Law. Ben practices in the area of tort and commercial litigation, with a focus on insurance defense, liability defense, bad faith and retail liability.
Ben is currently the Defense Research Institute (DRI) State Rep for Iowa. He formerly served on the DRI Young Lawyers’ Steering Committee, including Chair or Vice-Chair positions for the Supreme Court and Educational Development subcommittees. Since 2009, Ben has served twice on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Defense Counsel Association’s Board including most recently from 2016 to present. Ben currently serves on the membership committee of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA). He is also active in the Themis Advocates Group. Ben has been recognized as a SuperLawyers Rising star from 2015 to present.
Ben is a founding member of Professionals for Charity (“P4C”), a tax-exempt charity organization started in 2012 to fundraise for Des Moines, Iowa area children’s charities. Also, from 2010 to 2016, Ben was a member of the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Iowa. Ben is married to his wife, Leah Weston, a dentist West Des Moines, Iowa. Ben and Leah have two daughters, Bellamy and Vivienne, and a dog named Maverick. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.